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Hara Hotel : a tale of Syrian refugees in Greece / Teresa Thornhill.

Thornhill, Teresa, (author.).
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 305.8927 THORNHILL (Text) 33946003333601 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781786635198
  • ISBN: 1786635194
  • Physical Description: viii, 341 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Verso, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-341).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : A Man Wades out of the Sea, January 2016 -- Part I. Greece, April 2016. Hara Hotel and the Family from Homs -- 'We didn't risk our lives for this' -- The Assad Dynasty -- The Engineer from Damascus -- A Young Helper -- Children's Corner and a Smuggler -- A Burning Summer -- Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran -- 'Here, have my boots!' -- Rice Pudding -- 'Why won't the UK let us in?' -- Skype Calls Go Unanswered -- Rain and an Encounter with the Greek Secret Service -- Farewell to Hara -- Part II. Austria, August 2016. Refugees Are Welcome Here -- A Long Walk in the Mountains -- Part III. Greece, January 2017. Freezing to Death on Europe's Doorstep -- Sunlight on Snow -- Epilogue : And the War Goes On.
Summary, etc.:
"Hara Hotel chronicles everyday life in a makeshift refugee camp on the forecourt of a petrol station in northern Greece. In the first two months of 2016, more than 100,000 refugees arrived in Greece. Half of them were fleeing war-torn Syria, seeking a safe haven in Europe. As the numbers seeking refuge soared, many were stranded in temporary camps, staffed by volunteers. Hara Hotel tells some of their stories. Theresa Thornhill arrived in Greece in April 2016 as a volunteer. She met one refugee, a young Syrian Kurd called Juwan, who left his home and family in November 2011 to avoid being summoned for military service by the Assad regime. Interweaving memoir with Juwan's story, and with the recent history of the failed revolution in Syria, and the horror of the ensuing civil war, Hara Hotel paints a vivid picture of the lives of the people trapped between civil war and Europe's borders." --Publisher description.
Subject: Refugees > Syria.
Syrians > Greece > Social conditions.
Refugee camps > Greece.
Greece > Emigration and immigration > Social aspects.
Syria > Emigration and immigration.

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